Alberico L. Catapano was born in Milano in 1952. Received degree from the
University of Milano in 1975 and a specialization in Clinical Pharmacology in 1979. From 1972 been involved in the field of Atherosclerosis, Lipids, Lipoproteins and genetic dislypidaemias. From the scientific standpoint Prof. Catapano has made landmark observations regarding the role of HSP’s and of Petranxins in Atherogenesis and on the role of HDL in the modulation of the immune response. Alberico Catapano is Full Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Milano, Director of the Laboratory for the study of Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis and of the Center for the Study of Atherosclerosis of the Italian Society of Atherosclerosis (S.I.S.A.) at the “Bassini” Hospital. He is also the Director of Center of Epidemiology and Preventive Pharmacology of the University of Milano (SEFAP).
Professor Catapano is Past President of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS), the Chairman of EAS Educational, Guidelines & Corporate Activities Committees and the Chairman of the EAS/ESC guidelines for the treatment of dyslipoproteinemias. He holds board positions in several learned Scientific Societies including the Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis ; he is also President of the Italian Society of Clinical and Experimental Therapy (SITeCS) and General Director of the SISA Foundation.
He has authored more than 400 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and of several books in the area of the Atherosclerosis, Lipoproteins and Lipid Metabolism. He is the editor of Atherosclerosis Supplements and also co editor of “Atherosclerosis” and associate editor of other scientific journals.